EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is to adjust YA graphic novel Heartstopper as an eight-part series with Physician Who and Sherlock helmer Euros Lyn connected to direct.
Charlie, a highly-strung, honestly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a joyful, soft-hearted rugby player, who one day are made to sit together. They quickly end up being good friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesnt believe he has an opportunity. It includes all the little stories of Nick and Charlies lives that together make up something larger.
This comes eighteen months after See-Saw Films, the company behind Top of the Lake and State of the Union, optioned the rights to Alice Osemans comic.
The half-hour series will be composed by Oseman, who formerly released YA books consisting of Solitaire, Radio Silence and I Was Born For This!.
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Heartstopper was initially launched as a web comic through Tumblr and Tapas before subsequently being released by Hachette Childrens Group
Charlie, a highly-strung, freely gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, who one day are made to sit together. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlies lives that together make up something larger.
Alexi Wheeler, Director, Kids & & Family Content, stated that he understood they were being pitched something “amazing” the novice that See-Saw presented him to Oseman which “there was no other way we could not make it”.
“It was clear immediately that Alice not only had actually produced these mentally engaging and dazzling characters, but the world they populated was relatable yet somehow aspirational. The entire thing is simply so poignant and perfectly crafted. To tell a love story between 2 kids who fulfill at school includes such vision and innovative focus, Alice has definitely provided this here,” he stated.
Creator Oseman said she was “over the moon” that Heartstopper had actually landed at Netflix. “I feel incredibly fortunate to get to deal with a group of passionate, creative people who all love Heartstopper and want to make it the most gorgeous program we can. Its an honour and a joy to get to re-tell Nick and Charlies story for TELEVISION and I am so thrilled to share it not only with Heartstoppers existing readership, but likewise an entire brand-new audience around the globe.”
Creator Oseman stated she was “over the moon” that Heartstopper had landed at Netflix. To inform a love story in between 2 kids who fulfill at school involves such vision and innovative focus, Alice has actually absolutely delivered this here,” he stated.
“When we started to establish the task we collectively decided that Alice had such a clear vision that it would make sense for her to adapt and write the episodes herself; this has actually paid dividends and we are positive that the 8 episodes we have commissioned will measure up to the expectations of existing fans while also engaging a new audience. Alice is only 26 years of ages but her skill as a storyteller is remarkable,” he included.
Director Lyn added that he cant wait to “bring the drama and humour of this jubilant boy-meets-boy love story to the screen”, while See-Saw Films Executive Producer Patrick Walters called it a “happy tonic for these distressed times”.
Oseman is represented by Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Artists Partnership and Claire Wilson at RCW Literary Agency. Lyn is represented by Jessica Sykes at Independent Talent Group.
The television series will be exec produced by Lyn and See-Saws Patrick Walters, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman with Zorana Piggott (Fanny Lye Deliver d) as producer.